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REMEDY

IF YOU BURN YOUR FINGER OR HAND, MAKE A STRONG SOLUTION OF BLUING
WATER (BLUING LIQUID YOU USE FOR CLOTHES) AND SOAK THE AFFECTED PART
IN IT FOR TEN MINUTES OR LONGER IF NECESSARY. THE PAIN WILL QUICKLY
DISAPPEAR AND NO SORENESS WILL RESULT.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; OAKLAND PARK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 00001920S

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REMEDY

IN CASE OF A BOIL, PEEL A HARD BOILED EGG, WET ITS SKIN, AND THEN
APPLY IT TO THE AFFECTED PART. THIS SHOULD DRAW OUT THE INFECTIOUS
MATTER AND RELEIVE THE PAIN AND SORENESS IN A FEW HOURS.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; OAKLAND PARK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 00001920S

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REMEDY

A GOOD REMEDY FOR A NOSE BLEED IS TO MAKE VIGOROUS MOTION OF THE
JAWS AS IF CHEWING A WAD OF GUM OR PAPER. ALSO GOOD FOR A NOSE
BLEED IS TO STUFF LEMON JUICE INTO THE BLEEDING NOSTRIL.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; OAKLAND PARK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 00001920S

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REMEDY

IF YOU SHOULD HAPPEN TO STEP ON A RUSTY NAIL, MIX A TEASPOON OF
CREOLIN TO A PINT OF HOT WATER AND SOAK THE FOOT IN IT FOR TWENTY
MINUTES. THEN BIND THE FOOT WITH A CLOTH SOAKED WITH CREOLIN.
TURPENTINE POURED AT ONCE ON THE AFFLICTED FOOT IS ALSO GOOD.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; OAKLAND PARK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 00001920S

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REMEDY

TO REMEDY BURNS, COVER A SOFT CLOTH WITH A THICK LAYER OF SCRAPED RAW
POTATOES, PREFERABLY IRISH, AND APPLY IT TO THE BURN. RENEW THE
POTATOE IF NECESSARY TO KEEP IT MOIST. COLD TEA LEAVES BOUND ON
WITH A SOFT CLOTH WILL GIVE THE SAME RELIEF.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; OAKLAND PARK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 00001920S

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REMEDY

FOR A BURN, MIX EQUAL PARTS OF WHITE OF AN EGG AND OLIVE OIL.
APPLY MIXTURE AT ONCE AND COVER WOUND WITH A PIECE OF LINEN. NO
BLISTERING SHOULD RESULT. YOU MAY ALSO APPLY BAKING SODA,
COVER WITH A CLOTH AND KEEP WET WITH COLD WATER TO AVOID BLISTERING.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; OAKLAND PARK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 00001920S

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REMEDY

TO RELEIVE THE PAIN FROM A CORN, SOAK A SMALL PIECE OF STALE BREAD
IN A STRONG APPLE VINEGAR AND BIND IT ON FOR THREE NIGHTS OR MORE,
UNTIL THE CORN DISAPPEARS.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; OAKLAND PARK

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 00001920S

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REMEDY

FOR A SPRAIN TO THE ANKLE OR ELSEWHERE, TAKE THE WHITE OF ONE EGG,
BEAT IT UNTIL STIFF, AND STIR IT THICK WITH SALT. BIND IT ONTO THE
SPRAINED AREA AND RENEW WHEN DRY UNTIL THE SORENESS DISAPPEARS.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; OAKLAND PARK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 00001920S

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REMEDY

FOR WHOOPING COUGH, USE SUNFLOWER SEEDS STEEPED IN HOT WATER TO
MAKE A STRONG TEA. ADD TO THIS AN EQUAL QUANTITY OF COOKING
MOLASSES AND BOIL TOGETHER FOR A FEW MINUTES. THE MIXTURE SHOULD
THEN BE BOTTLED AND USED AT LEAST SIX TIMES A DAY, ONE TEASPOON
PER DOSE.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; OAKLAND PARK

Subject headings: 686 Sixths / Six
BELIEF -- Remedy
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 00001920S

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REMEDY

FOR BURNS OR SCALDS, APPLYING EQUAL PARTS OF LINSEED OIL AND LIME
WATER WITH A CLOTH IS AN EXCELLENT APPLICATION TO RELIEVE
BLISTERING AND SORENESS.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; OAKLAND PARK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 00001920S

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REMEDY

AS A CURE FOR BUNIONS, TAKE OUT THE INSIDE OF A SMALL ONION AND FILL
IT WITH COMMON SALT. BIND THIS ON THE BUNION AND THE PAIN SHOULD
DISAPPEAR.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; OAKLAND PARK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 00001920S

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REMEDY

TO RELIEVE A SNAKE BITE, MIX THE YOLK OF AN EGG WITH SALT AND APPLY
AS A PLASTER TO THE AFFECTED AREA TO LESSEN SORENESS.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; OAKLAND PARK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 00001920S

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REMEDY

TO DRAW OUT A SPLINTER FROM UNDER A FINGER NAIL, COMBINE COMMON
YELLOW SOAP WITH BROWN SUGAR AND APPLY TO THE AREA. IT CAN THEN
BE REMOVED EASILY.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; OAKLAND PARK

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 00001920S

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REMEDY

IN ORDER TO EFFACE SCARS, MASSAGE THEM ONCE A DAY WITH THREE
TEASPOONS OF BORIC ACID, 1 OUNCE OF ALCOHOL, 2 TEASPOONS OF TANNIC
ACID, AND ONE OUNCE OF ORANGE FLOWER WATER MIXED TOGETHER.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; OAKLAND PARK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 10-00-1981

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REMEDY

TO REMOVE SCARS FROM THE SKIN MIX THOROUGHLY THE FOLLOWING: ONE-HALF
OUNCE BORAX, TWELVE GRAMS OF SALICYLIC ACID, THREE GRAMS GLYCERINE,
AND SIX OUNCES OF ROSEWATER. BATHE THE SCARS THREE OR FOUR TIMES
DAILY IN THIS LOTION AND THE SCARS SHOULD BEGIN TO FADE AWAY.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; OAKLAND PARK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 10-00-1981

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REMEDY

FOR CRACKED LIPS, APPLY A MIXTURE OF ONE HALF OUNCE OF LANOLIN AND
AN EQUAL PART OF GLYCERINE OR HONEY. ONE HALF TEASPOON OF BORAX
MIXED WITH A TABLESPOON OF HONEY IS ANOTHER REMEDY EQUALLY GOOD FOR
THE SAME AFFLICTION.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; OAKLAND PARK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 10-00-1981

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REMEDY

FOR CHEST COLDS, TAKE GOOSE FAT AND MELT IT DOWN. WHILE IT IS STILL
HOT, COVER THE CHEST AND BACK WITH IT, THEN COVER IT WITH FLANNEL
AND RENEW AS OFTEN AS NECESSARY.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; OAKLAND PARK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 10-00-1981

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REMEDY

TO RELIEVE AREAS OF THE BODY THAT ARE AFFECTED WITH RHEUMATISM, ONE
SHOULD PLACE BOILED PEPPERMINT LEAVES ON THE AREAS TO RELIEVE THE
PAIN.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; OAKLAND PARK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 00001960S

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REMEDY

TO PREPARE A SORE THROAT REMEDY AHEAD OF TIME, PUT ONE-HALF CUP
OF PUMPKIN SEEDS IN ONE QUART OF WATER AND BOIL FROM ONE AND A HALF
TO TWO HOURS. DRAIN OFF THE JUICE AND BOTTLE IT FOR FUTURE DOSES
OF A FEW TEASPOONS EVERY THREE HOURS TO RELIEVE SORE THROAT PAIN.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; OAKLAND PARK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 10-00-1981

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